I'm struggling with a question I've been asked.
"Why is double stranded genetic material more 'durable' than single stranded one?"
I know that double stranded genetic material is more stable due to multople strands. The single stranded isn't as stable as the double stranded since it lacks the second strand and therefore the bases are open.
Stable isn't the same as durable, and I've never heard in class that one is more durable than the other one. Did I miss something or is this just a mistake?